Accordance Blog
Oct 2, 2019 Richard Mansfield

New Accordance Features for iOS/iPadOS

In our most recent update (v. 3.0.3) to the Accordance app for iOS/iPadOS, we added a number of new features such as Home Screen Shortcuts, a new Today View Widget, and support for Dark Mode. All of these features coincide with Apple's release of iOS/iPadOS v. 13.

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Home Screen Shortcuts

Tap and hold (what's called a "long press" on the Accordance icon to display a number of shortcuts to features in the Accordance app. Want to go straight to the Accordance Library or directly to the Search entry box, tap the appropriate selection, and you're there!

Home Screen Shortcuts

Today View Widget

We have a brand new widget for your device's Today View. Once installed, you can quickly view an excerpt of today's reading from your preferred devotional as well as the most recent titles from your Accordance Library. Tap on anything to immediately open it in the Accordance app.

Today view Widget

Dark Mode

Prefer Dark Mode? Once you go to Settings: Display & Brightness and make the switch, Accordance will automatically change its interface, too.

Settings: Dark Mode

Accordance iOS Dark Mode



Aug 12, 2019 Richard Mansfield

Update! Accordance 1.5.0 for Android

Now available: Accordance Bible Software v. 1.5.0 for Android. This update delivers a number of significant new features, changes to Easy Install, and important bug fixes.

Here are a few of the most important new features and updates found in v. 1.5.0.

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Module Updates

Accordance can now download and install module updates. To download updates to titles in your Accordance Library, go to the Overflow button (those vertical three dots in the top right corner) and choose Easy Install. Feel free to tap Cancel, and then on the Easy Install screen, tap the Updates button.

Acc Android 1.5 updates

Search Results

When searching for words or phrases, the number of search results now displays at the top of the screen. After performing the search, tap the screen to hide the interface elements, and the number of search hits displays at the top.

Acc Android 1.5 search results

Current Verse Reference

When reading a Text, tap the screen to hid the interface elements. The current top verse reference is displayed at the top of the screen.

Acc Android 1.5 current verse

Easy Install Changes

The Easy Install screen (accessed from the Overflow icon) has been updated both in design and function. When downloading new titles or updates, a more detailed progress indicator reports the current status of the download. And now when searching for specific titles, selected modules remain selected after clearing a search or running a new search.

Acc Android 1.5 download progress


Bug fixes have now been applied to issues such as when the login dialog would sometimes become unresponsive or when the download progress bar could reset mid-download in Easy Install.

Accordance 1.5.0 for Android can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, or directly from the Accordance servers. For more information about Accordance Bible Software for Android, see our Android page.


May 11, 2019 Richard Mansfield

The Reviews Are In: Accordance Mobile 3.0 for iOS Is A HIT!

Have you upgraded Accordance Mobile to v. 3 on your iPhone and iPad yet? The reviews are in and v. 3 is a hit! Here are just a few of the comments we've received so far:




See more information about Accordance Mobile for iOS.

See details of the 3.0 upgrade.


May 10, 2019 Matt Robertson

Update! Accordance Mobile 1.4 for Android

Andoid Andy waving - with lamp Accordance’s newest app, Accordance Mobile for Android, continues to develop into the serious Bible study and research tool that Accordance users know and love. With Accordance Mobile for Android version 1.4, you can now add highlights in your Text and Tool modules from your Android mobile device. Support for Dropbox Syncing has also been added, which means you can use your Android device to view and edit your existing highlights, and the highlights you make on Android will also appear in Accordance on all of your other platforms. Improvements to the Library include one of the most highly requested features by Accordance Mobile for Android users: the ability to re-order your Library.

Highlights Support

AM 1.4 Android highlighting Now you can add and remove highlights on your Android device. When you select text to highlight, a Highlight Chooser displays all highlight styles in your current highlights file, including a visual preview of each style. Looking to add symbol highlights like a cross or a dove? Just select the Symbols toggle button in the Highlight Chooser to see your options. One of the core features of Accordance highlighting is the ability to create multiple highlights files. Maybe you have a “Syntax” file for prepositions and participles, a “Narrative Analysis” file for plot elements and setting changes, and a “Primary” file for general highlights. However you choose to organize your highlights, they are all now available to you on Accordance Mobile for Android.

Dropbox Syncing

Since Accordance Mobile for Android now supports Dropbox Syncing, all of your existing highlights will be instantly available on your Android app, and any highlights you add in the app will be synced back to all of your other Accordance apps. Just press the app menu icon and “Sync Dropbox” to get started.

Major Improvements to the Library

The latest version also brings tremendous improvements to the Library. You can now re-order your modules. No more scrolling through a list of forty Bible translations to find that one you just installed. Just drag it to the top of your list. The Library also includes cover art, uses full module titles instead of abbreviations (e.g., “Brenton English Septuagint” instead of “LXX-B”), uses modern folder icons, and automatically displays in a dark mode version if you have Night Mode enabled in the app.

…and More

Version 1.4 also includes dozens of bug fixes and stability improvements. For more information on how to take advantage of the latest improvements, see the list of changes in the Accordance for Android help files.

PS: Version 1.4.2 added parsing information in Instant Details for Key number texts, if a grammatically tagged text is installed.


May 3, 2019 Timothy Jenney

Accordance Mobile 3.0 for iOS (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #184)



Accordance is very pleased to announce a major update in Accordance Mobile for iOS: version 3.0 It includes a new look and feel, new Library organization, external keyboard shortcuts, better Highlights, Search enhancements, and much, much more. Join Dr. J as he reviews these improvements.

See more information about Accordance Mobile for iOS.

See details of the 3.0 upgrade.

For more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast, please visit our podcast page.


Jul 23, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Accordance Mobile for Android (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #169)



Accordance Mobile is now available for Android. We are very pleased to announce we now support the Android platform (5.0 and later), as well as MacOS, Windows, and iOS platforms. The app is free, as are its bundled Bibles and Bible study tools. In this episode Dr. J explains how to install, register, and use Accordance on an Android device. In addition, there is information on accessing Accordance Help for even more information—and how to purchase additional resources.

For more information about Accordance Mobile for Android, click here.

Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!


Jun 25, 2018 Richard Mansfield

What’s New in Accordance Mobile 2.7 for iOS



Accordance Mobile 2.7 for iOS is a major update bringing a wealth of new features and improvements.

  • Support for syncing and viewing Papers. Take your Papers documents from Accordance 12 with you for reading or presentation on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Improved User Notes. Now you can tap a User Note icon next to the text to view or edit it. An improved User Note edit interface allows you to view the verse for which a note is being added.
  • Improved audio features. The interface for playing Accordance audio-based titles has been improved. We have also added support for background play and control via the lock screen Control Center.
  • Improved Hebrew word selection for Instant Details. Now it is much easier to distinguish between a word, its prefix, or its suffix when accessing information from Instant Details.
  • New Amplify Preferences. A new Amplify section in Preferences allows you to set default resources for English, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin dictionaries or lexicons. Set a default commentary for amplifying from verse references.
  • New Lexeme option in Instant Details for Keyed Texts. In translations with Strong’s or GK Numbers, you can now bypass the default Hebrew or Greek dictionary in Instant Details and go straight to the Hebrew or Greek lexicon specified in your Amplify Preferences.
  • Plus, new Interlinear settings, improved Handoff support, secondary pane page turning, and much more.

Download Accordance Mobile 2.7 for iOS in the App Store.

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Like this update? Please leave us a review on the App Store. We need new ratings and reviews for each rev. Your reviews really help us to spread the word about Accordance!


May 17, 2018 Richard Mansfield

UPDATE! Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1

When we released Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.0 back in February, we knew it didn’t yet have all the regular features Accordance users have come to expect, but we didn’t want to delay it even one more day. At that time we promised that certain features would be added soon in an upcoming update. Well, today is the day we are releasing Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1 in the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore for Android with the essential features we’ve all been waiting for!

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There are three main new features in Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1. First up, Instant Details. Tap and hold a word in any Keyed or Tagged text to get more information about that word and how it’s used. Second, Hypertext links. Now there are visual indicators hyperlinks to Scripture references, footnotes, and more. Tapping on these links will either show you more information or take you to further information. Third, Picture thumbnails. Tapping on images will take you to an internal or Android picture viewer.

There are also quite a few other changes, so you’ll want to check out the complete list in the Android section of the Accordance Forums. And just know that when it comes to Android, we’re just getting started! We have lots of upcoming features in the pipeline for our Android version of Accordance that we can’t wait to show you in the days and weeks to come.

For more information about downloading and installing Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1, please see our Android page.


Feb 28, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Accordance Mobile Now Available in the Amazon App Store for Android!

Accordance Mobile on the Amazon App Store for Android

Accordance Mobile is now available in the Amazon App Store for Android!

Having access to Accordance Mobile for Android in Amazon's App Store will make installing Accordance easier on devices such as the Amazon Fire or for users who prefer the Amazon App Store over the Google Play Store on their Android devices. Updates to Accordance Mobile will also download via the Amazon App Store just as they do in Google's Store.

Tap the badge below to install Accordance Mobile on your Amazon Fire or other Android device using Amazon's services.

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Accordance Mobile for Android is also available in the Google Play Store or through direct download from our servers (manual updates are required if downloading directly from us).


Feb 22, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Webinar: Accordance Mobile for iOS, Part 1

In this previously recorded webinar, you'll discover everything you need to know to get started with Accordance Mobile for iOS.

Download Accordance Mobile to your iPhone or iPad from the App Store, or learn more details. Not an Accordance Mobile user yet? Explore the list of free modules available when you register!

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